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Re: The Hill sketch
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It isn't in Artist and Illustrator (lost of other versions, though).

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Re: Thinking of selling Silmarillion. red leather bound edition (limited 1000 )
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Laurin666 wrote:
SD Sil came today. Condition is pretty good. The spine no toning, seems like it was stored in a cellar, not in a shelf compared to the smell. But anyway, looks very good on my shelf.


Good stuff. Sometimes books do look a lot better in real life than in photos (I guess it is all down to the contrast, etc). If the spine looks good, you are half way there, anyway :)

Posted on: 7/22 23:32:19


Re: Thinking of selling Silmarillion. red leather bound edition (limited 1000 )
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Tapuvae (Chris) wrote:
Yes, in some ways all that matters is the spine and slipcase as 99% of the time that is what you will see.


Great, my copy #205, when I bought it had a faded spine, 3 nicks in the leather, and no slipcase, so I had a matching slipcase made.

From Khamûl's list in this thread

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... t_id=15722#forumpost15722

2009: £588 [#205, unsigned, no slipcase]

Fails in every respect



I think that is the problem with both of the GA&U SD Editions -- the bit you see is usually the bit that suffers badly due to the UV. I've never been happy with my SD Hobbit for this reason. I could live with it on a £600 copy of the Sil, but I don't think I could live with it on a £2000 copy. I missed out on an excellent unsigned copy for AUD 700 a few years back. D'oh!

Posted on: 7/22 15:02:15


Re: Thinking of selling Silmarillion. red leather bound edition (limited 1000 )
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Tapuvae (Chris) wrote:
This is where I was on it. This one could be had for around 2k US vs a new offering from the Tolkien Bookshelf for a clean and signed copy for just under 5k, likely could haggle that down a little. Is a clean and signed copy worth double? The numbers hurt regardless.


Remember asking prices != selling prices (or not always). Tolkien collecting is a bit of an oddity, though. Most genres of book collecting seem to only ascribe significant value to books that are either very, very rare or are in fine condition (or close to). I think the whole movie thing drew in a lot of people into collecting Tolkien who were less bothered about condition. That seems to be unwinding a bit now, and I think Tolkien collecting will become a lot more discerning over time.

Posted on: 7/21 15:49:20


Re: Thinking of selling Silmarillion. red leather bound edition (limited 1000 )
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Tapuvae (Chris) wrote:
Looks like it sold privately. Shame the original seller didn't disclose the information. The dog ears were harsh, and dirty. Odd.



Laurel/MartinsCat is an old hand at buying and selling Tolkien Books. I doubt he would have purchased it without doing due diligence and knowing he can turn it for a profit! I don't think I would personally enjoy owning it - some editions are OK in less than perfect condition, but tatty deluxes are a bit of an oxymoron; I just don't see the point in owning them.

Posted on: 7/19 21:00:40



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